KNAPP Connectors History


Friedrich Knapp’s first invention: a connector spring.


Friedrich Knapp received his first award at the Exhibition of Inventions in Vienna for the connector spring. The president of Austria, Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger, visited Mr. Knapp’s stand at this event.


Friedrich Knapp patented his first self-tightening furniture connector, “MOBI-CHAMP”, which is compatible with the Lamello-system. The MOBI-CHAMP connector has proved itself ever since.


The furniture connector has been presented to the public for the first time during the exhibition Expobois in Paris.

In 1985 Friedrich Knapp became a sole trader.